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      Difficult Soils

      Germinal’s Difficult Soils Mixture is a specialist agricultural grass seed mix for wet, peaty or heavier soils.

      The Difficult Soils Mixture is ideal for challenging conditions where outstanding ground cover and persistency are required.

      Timothy is a persistent and hardy grass suited to difficult soils and white clover brings the added benefit of fixing nitrogen – both can be excluded on request.

      Benefits of Difficult Soils Mixture

      • High sward density
      • Good persistency
      • Increased palatability to drive dry matter intakes
      • Suitable for dairy, beef and sheep systems
      kg/acre Variety Type Heading date
      3.50 AberGreen Perennial ryegrass (D) 31 May
      3.00 Briant Perennial ryegrass (T) 03 June
      3.50 Drumbo Perennial ryegrass (D) 05 June
      1.00 Comer Timothy
      0.60 White Clover Blend
      11.60

      Note: Optimum spread of heading dates within mixtures for grazing and cutting results in better performance of swards. When cutting for silage, aim to cut 5-10 days before average heading date for optimum quality.

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      To learn more about Difficult Soils or any of our agricultural grass seed mixtures, please ask a Germinal expert today.

      Sowing rate: 14 kg/acre (35 kg/ha)

      Sowing time: April-September

      Sowing depth: 10-15 mm

      Sowing instructions: Cultivate to achieve a fine, firm seedbed. Ploughing will help level rough fields. Sow in good conditions (warm with rain forecast), no deeper than 10-15mm. Roll well after sowing to ensure good soil/seed contact. Apply N, P & K as per soil test results and nitrates rules.

      After sowing: Monitor for pest attack and take immediate action where necessary. Post-emergence weed spray is essential approx. 5-6 weeks after establishment, prior to first grazing. Where clover is included in the sown mixture, use a clover safe spray.

      Grazing: Graze the new reseeds frequently and at low covers (<1200 kg DM/ha) to assist in tillering and help create a dense sward.

      Uses: Dairy – Y; cattle – Y; sheep – Y; silage – Y